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Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871), Politician, President of the Board of Control and Governor-General of India

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Statesman; Tory MP from 1813; president of the board of control on four occasions and governor-general of India, 1841-4, during which time he annexed Sind and subjugated Gwalior. Although criticised as vain and theatrical, Ellenborough was widely regarded as a fine orator and effective politician, serving in the ministries of Peel and Derby, 1846 and 1858.